Final Report

Ethical Issues in Profession: With the smartphone industry, I noticed that many of the companies relied on data collection, usage, and selling to make a profit and to make their companies successful. Even in the new business model that my group made for our project, we proposed that we would rely on such means to…

Day 12: Shanghai: Yu Garden + Student Presentations

Last full day in China… I don’t think it’s ever hit me that I was actually in China and it hasn’t hit me that I’m leaving this country… Today started off a bit earlier than normal as we bused to Yu Garden- China’s most famous garden. This garden was used for entertaining the emperor’s guests…

Day 11: Shanghai: TE Connectivity Visit + DuPont Visit

Today was what I considered a laid back day for the business students but a very high point of interest day for the engineering students. Most sites were mainly R&D centers with very high tech labs and assembly lines. TE Connectivity is in charge of making electronic components for mostly smartphones. After one of TE…

Day 10: Shanghai: Yangshan Port Visit

Today was an interesting hybrid of a site visit and a professional visit. Mac Sullivan, a logistics analysis for TOLL from Boston, accompanied us on our 2 hour ride to the Yangshan Port Visit. He’s been working overseas as an ex-pat for 8 years and in Shanghai for 7 years. He described his job as…

Day 9: Shanghai: Donghua University Visit

Today we started off with a e-commerce speaker in a classroom at Donghua University. He talked about BAT(Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and different streams of business such as B2B (business to business), B2C (business to consumer), C2C (consumer to consumer) and others. He also showed us a video of the CFO of Alibaba giving a speech…

Day 8: Shanghai: History Museum + Huangpu Cruise

Another day starting bright and early as we plan to take a train to Shanghai, our last city of this trip. This time though the train took 6 hours. I slept for most of it and woke up for lunch. I could already feel the specific vibe of the city from just the Shanghai train…

Day 6: Xi’an: Children’s Village + Greater Wide Goose Pagoda

We traveled to the country side today to go on a service visit to the Children’s Village. The Children’s Village is a small village for children whose parents are in prison. There was a main gate and the buildings inside looked worn down. The walls were painted which added a vibrant and happy look to…

Day 5: Xi’an: High Speed Train + Drum Tower + Muslim Street

Our day started bright and early today. We were to be in the lobby by 6 A.M. in order to get to the train station in time for our train. Beijing’s high speed train station was massive and extremely crowded- it reminded me of an airport. Although it was insanely crowded, the station was surprisingly…

Day 3: Beijing: Cheetah Mobile + Microsoft China company visit + Silk Street

Today’s attire- business casual. We were getting a tour of and a lecture at both Cheetah Mobile(they made musical.ly, Piano Tiles the game, Clean Master, and live.me) and Microsoft China. We conquered the former business in the morning and the latter in the afternoon after lunch. Cheetah Mobile was unique from the moment we pulled…

Day 1: Beijing: The Great Wall + Hot Pot

First official full day in Beijing!! Today we conquered the Great Wall of China! Our tour guide, Joe, gave us a little history and background about the historical site on the bus ride there (which took about an hour). Joe mentioned that there is a Chinese saying that once one has walked up to the…

Pre Departure Report

Throughout my life I have gone to Korea multiple times since I was very young and I have been to Japan once. My stay in Korea would range from two weeks to three months. I would stay with my relatives and visit tourist attractions. My stay in Japan only lasted three days and there I…

Meet Plus3 China 2017!

Welcome to the China Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Each year, a group of freshman engineering and business students will conduct a 2-week field study in several cities China. The field study includes company visits, sightseeing, and lectures in China, and the students will learn about international dimensions of engineering, business, and culture. Each student will…